Meeting marks 85th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (Source: vov.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh applauded the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF)’s great contributions to the nation through historical periods, especially during the present renewal process and national construction and defence.

Speaking at a meeting to mark the VFF’s 85th founding anniversary (November 18, 1930) in Hanoi on November 15, the Deputy PM highlighted the front’s crucial role in building and mobilising the national great unity via patriotic movements.

He expressed his hope that the front, as a political alliance and an orgnisation of the people, will better perform its supervision and social criticism functions, enhance the strength of the national great unity bloc and contributing to building a socialist rule-of-law State, of the people, by the people and for the people.

Vice President and General Secretary of the VFF Central Committee Vu Trong Kim urged the VFF at all levels and its member organisations to diversify their methods to mobilize and unite the people towards strong national unity and social consensus.

In the time ahead, VFF chapters at all levels and member organisations should focus on the preparations for the 12 th Party Congress slated for early next year and for the popularization and implementation of the resolution adopted at the Congress.

The VFF should also take an active part in the preparations for elections of the 14 th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2016-2020 term.

On this occasion, VFF Central Committee President Nguyen Thien Nhan launched a drive themed “ All people unite to build new -style rural areas and civilised urban areas”.

He said the drive is the core activity of the VFF system in the new period, which inherits and builds on the outcomes of earlier movements, including the “All people unite to build cultural life in residential areas ,” “the Day for the Poor ,” and “All people join hands build new - style rural areas ” campaigns.

On this occasion, the VFF honoured 37 units and individuals who have significantly contributed to the “ Day for the Poor ” and “All people join hands to build new - style rural areas” campaigns.-VNA